Today’s tip for parenting from a mindful perspective is… try not to allow your emotional state to dictate the consequences or discipline that you give your children.

Feelings like anger and frustration are very normal parenting feelings. Kids respond better when they can predict what will happen when they behave in certain ways. This makes it important not to parent from a place of anger or frustration.

To help you achieve this, put a space between your emotional reaction to your child and the discipline that you’re giving them for a behaviour. That might look like walking away for a few minutes and taking a deep breath.

Learn more with Dr. Jen in today’s video tip!